Those requisite olives that you plonk on the coffee table before company comes just got more respectable but no more troublesome.
Rich, robustly flavored, and rousing in the way only espresso can be, this is the ne plus ultra of coffee cakes.
You may think you’re going to gift these little half-pint jars of lemon curd, but who are you kidding? Our money says you’ll be lapping it up straight from the jar.
Slather this irresistible butter over steak, fish, or poultry for some lovely lemony-herby lusciousness in just seconds. C’mon. You know you want some.
This old-timey gratin comforts with everything one could possibly crave in a gratin, namely ample amounts of potatoes, cream, butter, and cheese. Gigondas optional.
Everyday carrots turn shyly sophisticated when infused with flavor and coaxed to tenderness in this no-hassle side dish.
This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.
These homemade Oreos aren’t the treats of childhood. These are intensely chocolate-y. Definitely a grown-up indulgence.
Remember those thumbprint cookies your grandma use to make? They were the perfect spot-of-jam delivery system. These little darlings are no different. Well, a little different…
And, on the seventh day, God created gianduia (zhahn-doo-yah). The world has been a more glorious place ever since.
There’s a bit of France in these cookies, which evoke all the familiar flavors of the traditional pain d’epice bread (that’s just fancy for “spice bread”) in a far more festive form.
Perhaps the easiest jelly doughnut recipe ever, this recipe doesn’t require you to fill the cloud of dough with jelly. Instead you simply spoon some on top. Bliss.
A kissing cousin to the latke, this whopping plate-size potato cake ensures you’re not standing at the stove all night long turning out one wee pancake after another.
So long, store-bought applesauce. Tuck into your own fuss-free, artisanal applesauce that’s a little sweet, a little spicy, and as smooth or as chunky as you please.
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